SAP partners with Microsoft Azure, AWS to push its ERP platform on the cloud

SAP partners with Microsoft Azure, AWS to push its ERP platform on the cloud
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10 May, 2019

German software-maker SAP on Friday said that it was partnering with Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS) and its other global strategic service partners to push its enterprise resource planning (ERP) software S/4 HANA onto cloud environments under a new project named Embrace.

According to the company, the new project will help its customers move to S/4 HANA in the cloud in the language and context of their choice. It will also recommend the platform, software, services and infrastructure from SAP including their preferred service partner.

Some of the benefits of the project include planned customer benefits such as shorter negotiations, streamlined teaming and faster risk-managed implementations.

SAP further said that the project would include a set of foundational services running on SAP Cloud Platform to enable the integration, orchestration and extension of SAP systems and third-party applications running in the cloud or on premise.

In terms of architecture, Embrace will also have a joint developed technical blueprint that incorporates the required SAP and hyperscaler components to run the customer’s applications. Big companies such as Google, Amazon, Alibaba and Dell EMC are considered as hyperscalers.

Jennifer Morgan, president of the cloud business group at SAP, said that Embrace will also include a jointly created and market-approved road map to SAP S/4HANA created by the industry and a newly launched set of services designed to support customers running a cloud or hybrid infrastructure on a hyperscaler.

This week, IT services firm Larsen & Toubro Infotech (LTI) and Mindtree entered into an agreement with SAP to launch intelligent enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions for large enterprises.

While LTI said that the new solutions will help customers accelerate their SAP S/4 HANA migration and save as much as 20-30% effort, Mindtree said it was launching QuikDeploy to help customers implement S/4 HANA into Microsoft Azure cloud.